Qua·​si·​mo·​do ˌkwä-si-ˈmō-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio)
: the Sunday following Easter
This formal extension or anticlimax of Easter Week is known as … Low Sunday to English-speaking Christians, except for Catholics everywhere, who call it Quasimodo after the first words of its Latin Mass …Christian Roy
The name Quasimodo Sunday comes from the Introit of the mass which is said on this day.Rev. Jon Bergen
Álvarez Maldonado left Cuzco on Quasimodo or Low Sunday, two weeks after the campaign was announced …John Hemming

called also Low Sunday

Word History


Medieval Latin quasi modo geniti infantes as newborn babes (words of the introit for Low Sunday)

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Quasimodo was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Quasimodo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quasimodo. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Qua·​si·​mo·​do kwä-ˈzē-mə-ˌdō How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio)
Salvatore ˌsäl-vä-ˈtō-(ˌ)rā How to pronounce Quasimodo (audio) 1901–1968 Italian poet and critic
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